East Hampton Village Continues Dogs on Beach Discussion Thursday

Also on the agenda: Village board will also approve town-village joint fuel facility grant application.

Here is the agenda for the East Hampton Village Board meeting, which is scheduled for March 7 at 11 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building. 


1.     Accept the $90,317.00 bid received from Patrick Bistrian, Jr. for the Georgica Beach Road End Reconstruction Project, as per February 19, 2013 bid specifications.

2.     Accept the $254,715.00 bid received from Terry Contracting for the Main Beach Pavilion Restoration Project, as per February 19, 2013 bid specifications.

3.     Adopt Resolution # 8-2013 to authorize a grant application for a town/village joint fuel facility and authorize the Mayor to execute the Intermunicipal Agreement between the Town and Village.

4.     Authorize the Mayor to execute FEMA/Fidelity Proof of Loss in the amount of $180,354.53 for damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, October 2012.

5.     Accept the $4,500 proposal received Duda Actuarial Consulting, Inc. for the 2012 GASB 45 Actuarial Valuation Report.

6.    Approve the emergency repair to the F.D. Ladder Truck, in the amount of $7,124.96 (please see March 4th memo from K. Collum)

7.    Approve the reimbursement of reasonable & necessary expenses incurred for four Ambulance Assoc. members; Diane O’Donnell, Adam Baker, Samone Johnson and Ken Hillerud to attend the EMS Today Conference in Washington, D.C. March 5-9, 2013 (approx..total: $4,865.92 – please see Feb 15th memo from Chief )         

DISCUSSION        1.    Duda Actuarial Consulting – GASB 45 Report



                        2.  Dogs on the Beach



EXECUTIVE SESSION:                PSD Personnel



ViralGrain March 06, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Hope they leave well enough alone and don't allow them selves to be bullied into making any changes to policies that allows dogs on the beach. The majority of the people who use the beach after hours and in the winter are responsible dog owners. It is one of the best things left that makes our area great to live in. We have lost so much already as a community. We have lost our wonderful Main Street to over priced and tacky stores. We lost our ability to grab a cup of coffee and a being ably to have a picnic on the lawn of the town park with our dog. Please don't go changing things with the acceptance of dogs on the beach. The laws that are in place are good enough. The majority of people respect the law and its a great service to the public who work all day to be able to enjoy their free time with their pet at the beach away from everyone and not be bothered or with some other dog owners. Please close this discussion and protect our rites and the way of East Hampton as it was, as it is, and how it will be in the future to keep this community great.
Sophie7 March 07, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Agreed and sentiment shared 100%%%%%%%%!!!!!!!
Michael Giannelli March 07, 2013 at 04:30 PM
This is so disappointing. I'm a responsible dog owner that enjoys the beach every Saturday and Sunday at 7 am and spend most of my time cleaning up the beer bottles, cans and bonfire garbage that is left by irresponsible people with little respect for our beautiful beaches. Please don't let the actions of a few destroy the freedom for all.
MTS March 07, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Agree Agree Agree Don't let hysteria rule Enforce the existing rules Run a serious reminder campaign e.g.,with every new recycling sticker add a reminder about dog on the beach rules.It just takes a little education, not a prohibition!!
Rushwind March 08, 2013 at 06:35 AM
I wish the people who want no dogs on the beach, no driving on the beach, no fires on the beach would just stay home in Manhattan.
Rushwind March 08, 2013 at 06:37 AM
Next there will be a fine for kids peeing in the surf. No kids on the beach? lol I don't think so.
Eric Roll March 08, 2013 at 06:08 PM
No Dogs on the beach??? Oh excrement!!! Bennies go home!!!
Debra Brodie Foster March 08, 2013 at 06:39 PM
I have always been impressed that the village board under the leadership of Mayor Rickenback and Ms. Borsack has made rational ,thought-out decisions that sought compromise , fairness and an attempt to meet the concerns of village residents on both sides of an issue. Therefore, in that spirit, may I respectfully suggest that before the Board pulls the sand and surf out from under village residents who love to share our beautiful beaches with their canine family members, there is a compromise that the Town has imposed. All dogs must be on leash at the entrance of any beach access point for a significant distance to the east and west. What convinced me that this interim compromise would improve the situation was a plane's eye view of village and town beaches in the summer. It is obvious that human beach goers do not stray far on either side of beach access points ( too much to carry, access to food and their own elimination needs, etc). Town compromise- on leash around the clustered crowds - off leash along the open beach between access points. Try it , at least on an interim basis. Don't like dogs running free on the beach- settle near the main entrance. Love to walk your dog along the beach open paces- leash your buddy until you do not disturb the the blanket people.
Rushwind March 08, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Debra I agree and I think "most" responsible dog people do exactly what you suggest now simply to avoid conflict. At least that is what I do. Some don't. Maybe we can allocate "leash" zones on the beaches where a dog must be on a leash and beyond those points a dog may run free. And maybe those zones can be in effect from say 10:00AM to 4:00PM?


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